Akava introduces a programme to improve the position of entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals

Akava’s new thematic programme to improve the position of entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals highlights 21 proposals that would promote full-time and part-time entrepreneurial activities and self-employment.

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Problems in your summer job - Call the free summer job helpline

The national labour confederations of Finland (SAK, Akava and STTK) reopened their summer job information service on Tuesday 2 May, providing free advice to seasonal employees. This regular advisory service has responded to thousands of queries from young workers, their parents and employers over the years.

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Civilized society 2117, Part 1: Professor Juho Saari: “In a civilized society, people are equal.”

Akavalainen launches a new article series in which we make a journey towards the civilized society of the future. To start the journey, we interviewed Professor of Social and Health Policy at the University of Tampere, Juho Saari, and asked him to share his ideas about civilization and its future.

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What is Akava?

Akava is a trade union confederation of affiliates for highly educated people. Together, Akava’s 36 affiliates have unionized more than half a million employees and professionals. The members of Akava affiliates include employees, as well as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Akava members work in expert, teaching and managerial positions. Membership in Akava can be based on one’s field of study, degree or profession.

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Akava and its affiliates have developed the search engine Jäseneksi.fi  to help you figure out which Akava affiliate is most suitable for you.


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News from the Finnish labour market

11.05.2017 Record low number of labour disputes in 2016

There were only 69 labour disputes in Finland in 2016, Statistics Finland reports. The number of lost working days was 6,584. To find similar figures in Finland one has to go back to the 1960's.

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03.05.2017 Retail managers strike to get collective agreement

Retail managers held a 12 hours warning strike right after May Day. The walkout is in support of their right to a collective agreement.

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03.05.2017 Akava introduces a programme to improve the position of entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals

Akava’s new thematic programme to improve the position of entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals highlights 21 proposals that would promote full-time and part-time entrepreneurial activities and self-employment.

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02.05.2017 Problems in your summer job? Call the free summer job helpline!

The national labour confederations of Finland (SAK, Akava and STTK) reopened their summer job information service on Tuesday 2 May, providing free advice to seasonal employees for the 13th summer season. This regular advisory service has responded to thousands of queries from young workers, their parents and employers over the years.

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24.03.2017 Finnish labour market organisations’ joint statement: Finland's place and future are at the core of the European Union

Finnish labour market organisations have issued a joint statement on the future of the European Union, stressing that Finland should assume an active role in affecting the development and be at the core of the European Union. Finland can only prosper as part of European Union, the organizations emphasize. The organisations discussed current issues with Mr Jyrki Katainen, Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness during his visit to Finland this week and handed out the statement.

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